CORNING, N.Y. - Residents and tourists in Steuben County are enjoying the fall season by pumpkin picking...but not in the traditional sense.
Visitors from the area, as well as abroad, stopped by the Corning Museum of Glass for the annual Glass Farmers Market.
Glass pumpkins of all different shapes and colors were for sale over the weekend.
Local and regional artists start making the pumpkins in January so they would have thousands in time for the fall harvest.
Visitors were also able to stop by the glass studio and make their own unique pumpkins.
Organizers say the event started six years ago when it became clear there was a growing demand for the pieces of art.
Glass Market Merchandise Manager Victor Nemard said
"I think it kind of brings back childhood, of carving pumpkins..and Halloween and dressing up..bobbing for apples and having fun. It's a fun time of year. Kids enjoy it and adults as well."
The museum is also home to the Worlds Largest Glass Pumpkin. Organizers say thousands of people come each year to see it.
It weighs about 70 pounds and took a team of eight glassblowers to complete it.